Debian Security Advisory
DLA-62-1 nss -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Sep 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-1568.
- More information:
Antoine Delignat-Lavaud from Inria discovered an issue in the way NSS (the Mozilla Network Security Service library) was parsing ASN.1 data used in signatures, making it vulnerable to a signature forgery attack.
An attacker could craft ASN.1 data to forge RSA certificates with a valid certification chain to a trusted CA.
This update fixes this issue for the NSS libraries.
Note that iceweasel, which is also affected by CVE-2014-1568, however has reached end-of-life in Squeeze(-LTS) and thus has not been fixed.
For Debian 6
Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in nss version 3.12.8-1+squeeze9